{pregnancy} week 34 + final nursery + baby shower pics

by purelytwins

My baby shower went well. I was a little stressed beforehand but it all turned out wonderfully. I could not be more grateful and honored to be able to share this experience with close friends and family. Michelle and I were happy to get in the kitchen to make a few goodies for everyone to snack on at the baby shower.

I am so happy that my mom was able to make it to this baby shower as well.  I want to say a huge thanks to Michelle for helping out and taking the pictures for me to remember this special moment. Thanks sis!

I cannot believe I am at 34 weeks!!! Less than 6 weeks to go (give or take). Baby M will be here so soon 🙂 We all can’t wait!!

34 weeks pregnant proud of my baby bump purelytwins

34 weeks and proud of my baby bump and body. I feel pregnancy can be very sexy and I love how everyone’s baby bump is different:  making us each beautiful in our own way. I only wish to continue to inspire other moms-to-be that taking care of yourself before getting pregnant is just as important as taking care of yourself during it. And to inspire other moms to love their curves and be proud of who they are!  We all carry and show different, which makes pregnancy so special.  Don’t let others bring you down even while being pregnant. Embrace your changing body! 

PREGNANCY WEEK 34 UPDATE:

Current food cravings?  

Little bit of everything still. All kinds of foods are tasting good to me. I am still eating the same overall though some days I do feel more hungry so I eat more those days. Always listening to my body and doing my best to nourish it through a well balanced diet – mostly real foods based with some fun mixed in too!

cashew biscotti

From raw cashew biscotti (recipe in our purely classic recipe cookbook).

fresh beet juice

To fresh juices.

plantain cookie

To plantain soft batch cookies.

baked plantain

To baked plantains.

tcby yogurt

And TCBY frozen yogurt. This was a treat while here on our baby moon at the beach. Growing up I loved the cookie dough, so this was a special treat for me and brought back so many wonderful memories. And nothing beats ice cream or frozen yogurt at the beach 🙂

Any symptoms?

Similar things as I have mentioned previous weeks.

Sleep is getting worse each week. I toss and turn a lot. Get up to go pee once or twice. Get hot then cold throughout the night. Fun times.

Energy and mood are great! Keeping my nerves and stress level down the best I can. Enjoying these last few weeks before my whole life changes. Some days I do feel I get more tired than others.

No swelling. Wedding ring is still on.

Stretch marks?

Don’t really see any.

Miss anything?

A good drink.  A good night’s sleep. Coffee – lots of coffee.

How is your skin? 

My skin is doing great! No complaints! 3rd trimester of pregnancy has treated my skin great. Well, my skin on my face… my back is another issue.

How is digestion? 

Digestion is doing great. Bowel movements are going well. No major complaints, just minor things.

Total weight gain/loss? 

Belly is bigger so know I continue to gain some. I don’t weigh myself until I go into the doctor’s which I go to this Friday. So we will found out how much I have gained so far.

34 weeks lori baby bump at babmoon purelytwins

Enjoying my baby bump at the beach for our baby moon! More highlights next week.

How is baby M doing?

She is doing great. Moves and kicks frequently. And she gets the hiccups sometimes, which is such a different feeling compared to the kicks. Love it all.

She is about the size of a cantaloupe or honeydew (depending what site) with weighing about 4 3/4 pounds (approximately as every pregnancy is different) and is almost 18 inches long!

NOW FOR MY PREGNANCY WORKOUTS FROM LAST WEEK:

If you would like more help with pregnancy workouts (pre, during and post) please come check out purely fit pregnancy.. Come workout with me every day and I promise to keep you strong and healthy during your pregnancy so you can bounce back afterwards.  Promise I will keep it fun too. 

33 weeks pregnant and working out

Monday – filmed purely training #75

Tuesday – rest day

Wednesday – rest day

Thursday – rest day

Friday – cleaned the house

Saturday – rest day 

Sunday – 30 minute walk

I was not nearly as active this past week as I have been during this pregnancy. It happens. I know I don’t have to over kill it at this special moment in my life.

Pregnancy is not about making new goals but just staying strong and healthy!  I had other things that needed to happen so I took it easy this week.

Overall my body is still feeling great! I do feel a little weak with certain exercises. I know I will gain my muscle and strength back post-pregnancy, so I am not worried. I enjoyed my rest days. I respect and love my changing body!

I know working out while pregnant is not for everyone and each pregnancy is different. I just like to workout, even while being pregnant.

The body is an amazing thing and I feel working out during the majority of my pregnancy has helped me and baby M on so many different levels. Always do what is best for you and your baby.

Now for final nursery pics (well pretty much final, I still have a few more things to get) plus second baby shower pics.  See my first baby shower down in Florida here.

filling doterra oils samples for gifts

During the week we got the house ready and all the thank you gifts for our guests.

making doterra shower gifts

We put together a mini doTerra sample packet for everyone. Each person received some information on lavender essential oil, a sample of the lavender oil and a brochure about using essential oils with children.

hand lotions gifts

And the winners of our baby shower games received some doTerra hand lotions!  We love being able to spread our joy and excitement along with the health benefits from using these oils with others.

It brings me such happiness to see how the house turned out for this baby shower. I love spending time in the nursery!! Every time I go in there I am filled with joy and happiness. I can’t wait to see baby M in her room 🙂

first time mom decorating nursery room for baby girl

girls baby nursery all done purelytwins

baby nursery girl chair and shelves

Love the shelving that Gary put up.  We got the shelves from IKEA.

quote over baby crib

Finally got the bedding for the mattress.

girl nursery first time mom to be pregnancy purelytwins

Also, we bought a white nightstand from IKEA to put next to rocker.

land of nod grey lamp

We found a simple grey and white lamp from the Land of Nod. It was difficult for me to find a lamp that I liked, but after some research I found one. Thank goodness to online shopping as I was not finding anything local I liked.

nursery all finished purelytwins

Nursery is all set.

two rooms shot

pics of baby girl bathroom

And baby M’s bathroom is all ready too. We even got water toys for her once she is bigger of course.

I kept the bathroom simple with decorations. I hope to add more over time. I am not in a rush. Taking it slow. Just like the rest of the nursery… I hope to add a few more decorations here and there over the course of time. Maybe something with her name on it or something like that.

curling hair

Michelle caught me getting ready for the shower.

living room shot

Everything all ready for the guests to arrive.

gifts front entry

Front entry way all ready with thank you gifts that we handed out to all the guests. They were filled with lavender doTerra essential oil samples and some information.

kitchen all ready

Kitchen area was the drink area.

food table

The food table. It was filled with a variety of goodies and fresh fruit.

food table area

protein plantain banana bread

Protein plantain banana bread with a simple banana glaze on top.

egg frittas

Two flavors of egg frittatas (the original recipe was from 21 day detox book from Diane, a great book!). These were so good.

cinnamon sugar gluten free scones

Gluten-free cinnamon sugar scones. The original recipe for scones is in our purely classic cookbook.

raw biscotti

Also made our famous raw biscotti. Cashew vanilla and chocolate mesquite.  The original recipe for biscotti is in our purely classic cookbook.

flowers on table

flowers

And Gary bought me (for the shower) two beautiful flower arrangements!!

Love, love, love!! Thanks sweetie!!

more flowers

baby shower charlotte 34 weeks pregnant

With everything ready to go — it was show time. Baby M and I were ready!

One of the games that we played was guess my belly size. It was around 39 inches. Baby bump action 🙂

family friends at baby shower

open gifts

opening baby girl shower gifts

It was a wonderful baby shower. Baby M received lots of fun things!

twins baby shower charlotte

Baby bump twin action.  I love taking these belly shots with Michelle as it will be fun to look back on these photos.

I will share highlights from Gary’s and My baby moon next week along with more updates.

Do you like attending baby showers?  Any fun games that you have played at a baby shower before?

What was your favorite thing about your nursery?

Do you crave more ice cream or yogurts during these hot summer days? Any TCBY fans?

xo

L

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21 comments

Erica August 19, 2014 - 10:42 am

ahhhhhhhhhhh! I love the fairy theme! SO cute! The room looks great. 6 weeks?! Time flies 🙂 Can’t wait to see her. Looking good mama. You’ve done an awesome job staying happy and healthy throughout your pregnancy. Bravo!

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purelytwins August 19, 2014 - 5:35 pm

thank you Erica!!! I know crazy right – 6 weeks!! xoxo

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GiGi Eats August 19, 2014 - 3:58 pm

You are so freaking cute pregnant it’s not even funny. I hope if I ever get pregnant I have your cute little body! It’s OBVIOUS you’ve been living a healthy lifestyle! 🙂 Man, I am jealous of your soon to be babe because its going to be eating SOOOOOO WELL!

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purelytwins August 19, 2014 - 5:36 pm

awe thanks GiGi, you’re too sweet!! xoxo

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eimearrose August 19, 2014 - 4:07 pm

What a lovely party you had- the food looks amazing and the doTerra oil as a gift is so sweet. You look absolutely fantastic, you are radiating health and happiness- just as nature intended. And your great attitude to the whole journey is inspiring. Enjoy your baby moon!:)

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purelytwins August 19, 2014 - 5:36 pm

thanks Eimear xoxo

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Jessica August 19, 2014 - 7:49 pm

Oh my gosh! I can’t believe you have 6 weeks left! Eeeek! I’m getting so excited for you!!!!

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purelytwins August 19, 2014 - 8:49 pm

thanks Jessica, I know crazy how fast it has been going getting so close 🙂

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Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. August 20, 2014 - 12:30 am

Your shower looks like it went great! And that biscotti – ah – I need to try it!!

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purelytwins August 20, 2014 - 8:48 pm

Thanks Whitney!

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laura@wholeheartedlyhealthy August 20, 2014 - 4:19 am

Your nursery looks beautiful 🙂 What a lovely baby shower as well, some people do them here in the UK but they aren’t that common. I’m just off for a shopping trip with my Mum today to hopefully get everything else we need. Can you believe how quick time is going for us? I had a scan on Monday – not sure if you get another later scan with being on clomid like I did? It was wonderful and they estimate my baby is around 5lb10 already! Perfectly healthy and a healthy size which is great. Enjoy the rest of your 34th week!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 20, 2014 - 6:54 am

I can’t believe how fast time is going…not long left at all! Today marks exactly 4 weeks to my due date…so exciting! The nursery looks awesome. Love the use of patchwork quilts to add colour to the room. Really glad that you had a lovely baby shower too. 🙂

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purelytwins August 21, 2014 - 6:56 am

thank you Jemma!! crazy that you are 4 weeks away – how exciting!!

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Cat August 20, 2014 - 8:08 am

Well that looks like one of the most delicious showers I’ve ever seen! I love the pixie dust – adorable! I have never been to a TCBY but when I visit the US this September I hope to try some! Looks amazing 😉

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purelytwins August 21, 2014 - 6:56 am

thanks Cat and it is 🙂 I hope you do get a chance to try it!

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Brooke August 20, 2014 - 11:29 am

I freaking LOVE that rocker!!!…and the whole nursery, of course! But, that rocker looks so comfy and big enough for mom and baby to move around. Plus, that nightstand next to it just compliments the gray so well. Love it!

Loved your baby shower too 🙂

I wish for you much relaxation, nesting, and love with Gary before Baby M gets here. Such exciting life moments and I’m happy you share them with us 🙂

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purelytwins August 21, 2014 - 6:57 am

I love how the rocker and nightstand turned out too, love them both 😉 and thank you Brooke! xo

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kat August 20, 2014 - 1:23 pm

i can’t stand how cute that baby shower is!! I love the baby bump bikini pics, Lori rocks it so well! So adorable

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purelytwins August 21, 2014 - 6:57 am

Thank Kat!! xo

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Shannon J. Perkins September 2, 2014 - 1:53 am

Wow! This baby shower of yours is the nicest among of all. I love the theme – it’s so cute. And oh, you are the sexiest pregnant lady that I’ve ever seen. You are so gorgeous and I really enjoyed reading this post of yours.

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Todd October 22, 2014 - 5:22 pm

While I’ve already left one comment in another comment section,I hope that it’s allright if I leave one here too.Just wanted to say again how TOTALLY AWESOME you look while rocking your baby belly at 34 weeks in a bikini!!! Thank you for sharing such an AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL part of yourself with all of us and YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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